The Quantity Surveyor, also known as a Construction Economist, or Cost Manager, is one of a team of professional advisers to the construction industry.
As advisers, they estimate and monitor construction costs from the feasibility stage of a project through to the completion of the construction period. After construction, they may be involved with tax depreciation schedules, replacement cost estimation for insurance purposes and if necessary, mediation and arbitration.
The Ghana Institution of Surveyors was established on 28th February 1969 at the Annual General Meeting of the Ghana Branch of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors at which a resolution was passed to that effect and the Constitution was promulgated.
Membership of the Ghana Institution Surveyors comprises members of the recognized Overseas Professional Bodies who were practising in Ghana viz: Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Quantity Surveyors. Members of the Licensed Surveyors Association also agreed to be incorporated into the Ghana Institution of Surveyors in the class of Licentiates. For more information about their activities, visit http://www.ghisonline.org.